Pours a very pale, slightly cloudy amber The head is small and fades to a thin lacing.
First sip: Mild malts and citrus flavours almost overwhelmed by hops. The hops flavours are not overly strong but linger for some time. Mouth-feel is thin, slightly astringent, with a mild carbonation tingle on the tongue.
I was expecting the "WAH! HOPS!" hit of Sierra Nevada Torpedo , but no, this is quite mild by comparison. There is a lot of hops in it - Heaps hoppy! - but maybe the Kiwi hops are a milder variety. I wouldn't normally enjoy a beer like this...
It's 43C/110F degrees outside. THIS BEER IS EXACTLY WHAT I NEED. It goes down massively easily and provides hydration, nutrients, and sugars. This beer is GOOD FOR YOU. I am really, really enjoying this brew. I know the weather is affecting my judgement but I don't care. . I wish I had a six-pack.
Heaps Hoppy New Zealand Pale Ale
Badlands Brewery, Orange NSW
Same again sir? Oh so very yes! Make them cold.